This filter allows you to select a camera by the resolution (megapixels) of the camera.
Unless you are doing high quality printing, additional resolution over 3 megapixels may be wasted since most computer monitors have maximum resolution of approximately 2 megapixels.
Also, higher resolution typically involves slower refresh rates and, therefore, less effective live imaging.
C-Mount is a standardized camera lens mount that measures 1" in diameter and 32 threads per inch.
Ocular Mounts enable a microscope camera to be attached to a microscope ocular via an adapter tube. Typically, used on a trinocular port, an ocular mount can also work on monocular and binocular microscopes either by removing an eyepiece or, less commonly, by mounting an adapter over the eyepiece.
CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) and CCD (charge coupled device) image sensors are two different technologies for capturing images digitally. Each has unique strengths and weaknesses, although there are no clear dividing lines.
CCD cameras have traditionally provided the highest image quality at the expense of system size and cost. This is beginning to change with the advent of S-CMOS sensors.
CMOS cameras offer more functions on the chip with lower power dissipation, but they have often required tradeoffs between image quality and cost.
As a result, most standard applications currently employ CMOS sensors with lower prices. More advanced applications, where highest image quality is essential, employ CCD sensors.
OptixCam is our house brand of digital microscope cameras. Designed for Microscope.com, they offer excellent price performance in the sub $1,000 range.
Characterized by professional industrial design, robust measuring software, excellent color resolution and high speed live imaging, the OptixCam microscope cameras are primarily USB cameras with one SXGA model for output to TV or monitor.
Standard OptixCam microscope cameras include high-quality CMOS sensors with higher grade CCD sensors for more demanding applications in the laboratory or material sciences. Unsurprisingly, they have proved enormously popular with industrial, educational, clinical and amateur microscopists whose primary aim is good quality image capture and documentation.
A high power or compound microscope achieves higher levels of magnification than a
stereo or low power microscope. It is used to view smaller specimens such as cell structures
which cannot be seen at lower levels of magnification.
A low power or stereo microscope typically employs objective lenses of 50x or less. It is used to view specimens that are visible to the naked eye such as insects, crystals, circuit boards and coins.
A stereo microscope has three key parts: